Microsoft Announces Fix for Windows 10 Pro Activation Problems

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Microsoft has acknowledged a problem affecting its Windows license activation servers in multiple countries that has resulted in users being told their Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise installations are invalid.

Another user says, "I am having the same problem".

Microsoft would dearly like the last remaining Windows 10 Mobile users to disappear, and they are doing everything they can to encourage them to move to a different mobile platform. As it seems there is an issue specific towards Windows 10 Pro license holders, for a number of people the license deactivates or downgrades itself rendering the Windows 10 build useless in a couple of days. Windows 10 user DanielRandy posted his activation issue on Microsoft's answers forum and posted a quote said to be from a Microsoft agent. In response to one user, who reported the activation problem 10 hours ago, @MicrosoftHelps said there are "no known issues regarding license deactivation".

This will restart the activation process on your Windows 10 Computer.

The file associations issue is something that was reported to Microsoft back in May by Windows Insiders, and according to Forbes it's existed in various forms since 2015.

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With this app running on your Windows 10 PC, you can basically use Alexa like you would with one of Amazon's Echo series of smart speakers (or like you'd use Siri or Google Assistant on your phone), but she also has some other interesting perks. Microsoft is working on a resolution and estimates a solution will be available in late November 2018.

To download Alexa from the Microsoft Store, you can find it here.

As a refresher, 19H1 is the next Windows 10 feature update scheduled for launch in April next year.

It's not clear if the activation issue is somehow related to the October 2018 Update, only that the timing roughly coincides with its release and rollback.

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